Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dan is the man

Check out the prototype placecard holders that Dan created for our wedding:
#1 is a champagne cork with a slit in the top.
#2 is two corks sewn together and the card goes between the corks.
#3 is a single wine cork cut on one side with a slit on top.

The most amazing thing is that Dan burned (!) in the personalization with our names and wedding date. I think they're awesome but would love your opinions. Which should we choose?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alex's photo album

These are the pages for a cloth book I made for Alex. It's a pattern developed by a friend of mine who has a little business designing patterns and selling fabric and kits. This is billed as "Baby's first photo album". It incorporates photos printed on fabric into the patchwork pages. I think it's really cute, though mine didn't turn out quite as well as I had hoped. I was disappointed in the quality of the photos printed onto the fabric. I played around with my printer settings and inks and everything, but couldn't get the photos reproduced very well. Anyway, I used the best ones I could get.
We didn't see Kelly, Marc, and Alex over the holidays, but are going down to visit them later this month, so I'll give it to him then.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Printable desk calendar

If, like me, you've been staring at December 2009 for a couple of weeks now, you might like to replace it with this calendar. It's from the same people who posted the 2009 calendar that I used a LOT. Now I have the desk calendar at my computer desk and my amazing village calendar at my student-interaction desk.

Happy New Year!